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    Greene, Ed

    Drummer who was extremely busy during the burgeoning studio scene of the 1970s and was a member of Motown’s arsenal of session musicians known as the Funk Brothers.

     

    His discography is too extensive to list in its entirety, but here is a generous helping of highlights:  American Pastime by Three Dog Night; Baby, It’s Me by Diana Ross; Bigger Than Both of Us by Hall & Oates; Bloodline by Glen Campbell; City of Angels by The Miracles; Destiny by The Jackson Five; Don’t You Love Me Anymore by Engelbert Humperdinck; Duets by Elton John; From a Whisper to a Scream by Allen Toussaint; Grand Tour by Aaron Neville; Hard Core Poetry by Tavares; Here by Leo Sayer; Here You Come Again by Dolly Parton; Holiday in Hollywood by Ringo Starr; I Fell in Love by Carlene Carter; It Begins Again by Dusty Springfield; Let’s Get it On by Marvin Gaye; Love Breeze by Smokey Robinson; Love Will Keep Us Together by Captain & Tennille; 1990 by The Temptations; Meeting of the Minds by The Four Tops; Night Fades Away by Nils Lofgren; No Time to Kill by Clint Black; Ol’ Blue Eyes is Back by Frank Sinatra; One Voice by Barry Manilow; Pressure Drop by Robert Palmer; Rest on Me by Kim Carnes; Rumour by Olivia-Newton John; Runaway by Bill Champlin; Take Me Home by Cher; Too by Carole Bayer Sager; Wet by Barbra Streisand; What About Me? by Kenny Rogers; White Horse by Michael Omartian; and, Youngblood by Carl Wilson.

     

    He has also performed on the soundtracks of Doctor Detroit, Endless Love, Grace of My Heart, Into the Night, S.W.A.T., and Xanadu.

     

    Would you like learn to drum like Ed (or at least try)?  He has also recorded a series of Studio Pro-Files drum loops for Sonic Reality.

     

    Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams recordings

    Emotion (Barry Gibb/Robin Gibb)

    S CBS 6164B (UK 45)

     

    Sources:

    1. http://www.history-of-rock.com/funk_brothers_two.htm
    2. http://www.allmusic.com/artist/ed-greene-p81999/credits
    3. http://www.united-mutations.com/g/ed_greene.htm
    4. http://www.artistdirect.com/artist/credits/ed-greene/438266
    5. http://www.downloadablesoundz.com/details.php?ProductID=2132
    6. http://www.esoundz.com/details.php?ProductID=1795
    7. http://www.geocities.jp/jeffsstamp/diskfile/cfile/cher4a.html
    8. http://www.albumlinernotes.com/Xanadu__OST_.html
    9. http://zomobo.net/ed-greene-%28musician%29

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



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